Transient Ishemic Attack

Transient Ishemic Attack

What is TIA and its cause? A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by a temporary state of reduced blood flow in a portion of the brain. This is most frequently caused by tiny blood clots that temporarily occlude a portion of the brain. A primary blood supply to the brain is through two arteries…

Hypertension

Hypertension

What is Hypertension and what are its types? Hypertension is a Systolic blood pressure greater than 140mm Hg and a diastolic Pressure greater than 90mm Hg over a sustained period, based on the average of two or more blood pressure measurements taken in two or more contacts with the health care provider after an initial…

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism

What is Embolism? Embolism occurs when an object (the embolus, pulmonary emboli) migrates from one part of the body through circulation and causes a blockage of a blood vessel in another part of the body. Etiology: Ø Most embolisms happen to people who have risk factors for blood clot formation, like smoking, high blood pressure,…

ULNAR NERVE PALSY

ULNAR NERVE PALSY

IntroductionThe ulnar nerve is derived from the C8 and T1 nerve roots. It is a terminal branch of the medial cord of the brachial plexus. In the midportion of the arm, it passes from the anterior to the posterior part of the arm, piercing the intermuscular septum approximately 10 cm above the medial epicondyle. The…

Learn about Rheumatoid arthritis

Learn about Rheumatoid arthritis

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?What are the causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis?What are the signs and symptoms of RA?What are the Physiotherapy Treatment Modalities? Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and painful clinical condition that leads to progressive joint damage, disability and shortened life expectancy. Even a mild inflammation may result in irreversible…

A short guide on Hemiplegia

A short guide on Hemiplegia

HEMIPLEGIAWhat is Hemiplegia?What are the classifications of Hemiplegia?What causes Hemiplegia?What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?What is the difference between Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis? Definition Hemiplegia refers to paralysis or abnormal movements on one side of a person, either the right or left. The affected side, or hemisphere, can be completely paralyzed or weakened,…